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I have been putting off writing this review for a while now, because I feel that it will not be well received.  However, I have to get this down because I have to get it out of my system, but before I start I just want to say…

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling


Before I can in good conscious recommend this book to anyone I must start by stating that this book is for the mature reader.  Subjects such as self-harm, neglect, substance abuse, rape and other scenes of sexual nature are all included in this book.  Having stated that, this book was…

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The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Very Good Lives is J.K Rowlings commencement address for the Harvard University graduates of 2008.

Full of sage advice from somebody who has lived through hard times and has come out at the other end full of practical advice and wise lessons. Boiled down…

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Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling

It is impossible for me to put down into words all the feels I get from this book every time I read it without giving away major plot points.  Suffice it to say that this book, the final instalment, to date, of the Harry Potter universe…

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Out of all the books so far in the series of Harry Potter, this book always takes me the longest to read.  Not because it is a heavy or difficult read, simply because it is so full of stories, adventures and revelations.  There is so much suspense and without fail there comes…

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Out of all the books in this series this book contains my absolute favourite scene. Not because of a singular quote, nor for a particular emotion. However more for how it plays out, it’s almost cinematic perfection.
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So you’ve read the first book and debating whether or not to carry on with the series, I mean all of them have been made into movies. The first book was ok, but the movie was better right? So what’s the point?
When comparing this book to its movie counterpart…

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I have never tried to review any of the Harry Potter books before, though I have read them very many times. In fact I could not tell you how many times I have read this first book in the series, and just think I might never have read any of these books if not for the fourth: the Goblet of Fire had not made the headlines back in the year two thousand for its, memory serves, size. Nor if the first film had not come out the year after straight on the back of the excitement of book four.

So here I am trying for the very first time since I first picked it up, to explain why anyone and everyone should read this book in their lifetimes if they have not done so already.

So here I go.

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling

This is to go alongside the Book Combe Tag video:



#1. What two authors would you like to see put their writing skills together to write a book?

Anne Rice & Lani Taylor.

Just imagine the detail and history that Anne Rice would put in alongside the imagery from Lani Taylor.
Considering the history that Anne put into the Mayfair Witches trilogy alone and the different characters that Lani put into Daughter of Smoke and Bone it would be an immense read.

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#2. What is your favourite author collaboration? Whether it be a short story collection or just a book that the authors worked together on.

Point Crime 13 Murder Mysteries by various authors, including David Belbin, Dennis Hamley and Malcolm Rose.

I have not read this book for a few years yet some of the stories have stayed with me and some details still come back to me every now and then.

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#3. If you could combine two stories and make them a book of their own, which would they be? & what would the reworked title be?

The Wicked Years Series by Gregory Maguire & Harry Potter by J.k Rowling the reworked title: “The Wicked Who Must Not be Named”
Can you not just imagine the epicness?
Two slightly different types of magic system, the ministry being ran by the Wizard; all the amazingness and politics of the world of Oz alongside the corrupt Ministry, what could be better than that?

Though saying that I have recently read some of the reviews on www.goodreads.com for Wicked and have found that it has not been very popular, so saying I am very happy that I had not come across them before while deciding to read it for the first time.

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#4. What two characters from different books do you ship?

Richard from The Beach Alex Garland with Lestat de Lioncort, The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice.

I have to admit to not even to remember when I did read The Beach though I know that I have, however I have a memory of Richard being very much a wonderer and philosopher. Someone that has always went off the beaten track, drawn to the dark and mysterious side of things, to question life. So even though he is a straight male I could see him being happy to have caught the attention of Lestat de Lioncort, as Lestat is a so called creature of darkness.
Lestat in his turn would be drawn to Richard in my opinion because he would be fascinated by him. He would see him as an innocent, as someone he could save and someone he could live though.

Lestat would challenge Richard and Richard would fascinate Lestat.

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#5. What two worlds from different stories would you like see come together to be one epic world?

The Forbidden Game Trilogy by L.J Smith with Toys by James Patterson & Neil McMahon
The technology from Toys alongside the supernatural so called Forbidden game could make for one epic read that even adults not just pre-teens, would be interested in reading.

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#6. What duology/trilogy/series would you have liked to see be combined in to one book?

Fifty Shades of Grey without doubt.
It my opinion it does not need as many sex scenes as it has within its pages; however over all despite anyone’s personal opinion of the content it contains a good story line. It could really easily be easily be condensed into one book with a little bit of careful editing without damaging the overall plot of the story and be all the better for it.

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